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Y Gee Mahendra talks about Bharat Kalachar

When it is Margazhi, all eyes will be on Thirumalai Road in T Nagar, where Bharat Kalachar is hosting annual music festival for over a month. It has successfully completed three decades and the man behind the show Y Gee Mahendra, a versatile actor and the sabha secretary is busy co-ordinating the programmes. Taking time off his busy schedule, he shares with News Today about the sabha and how it

Chennai Cultural Academy celebrates golden jubilee

Chennai: Organising music, dance and drama programmes for one season is in itself tiring. But here is a man, Dr S Natarajan, who has been doing it for 50 continuous years with energy and charisma. His venture, Chennai Cultural Academy, in which he serves as its general secretary, celebrates Golden jubilee this year. The academy’s fine arts festival is from 14 December to 4 January 2018 at Rama Rao Kalyana

Nagaswaram player in Chennai has busy season

Chennai: Many sabhas in the city begin the music season with mangala isai And mostly it turns out to be that of Mambalam S Sivakumar’s, a nagaswaram vidwan and a longtime resident of Balakrishna Naicken Street Extension at Mambalam in the city. He performs mangala isai at sabhas like Sri Krishna Gana Sabha, Brahma Gana Sabha, Kalakshetra this season. “‘I begin with Vinayagar stuthis and move to weighty ragams like

Chennai girl wins gold medal in academics

Chennai: Mambalam resident S Krithika Iyer from Rajaji Street in the city has bagged the gold medal for academic excellence in Master of Technology (solar energy) recently. Krithika studied the course at SRM University and received the honour from Vice President of India M Venkaiah Naidu in the presence of State Governor Banwarilal Purohit, Minister of Higher Education,KP Anbalagan and SRM University, chancellor TR Pachamuthu. Says Krithika, ‘my project was

Sewage seepage in Chennai area worries commuters

Chennai: For residents of North Usman Road, Parthasarathypuram, Bharati Nagar and various other streets in northern side of T Nagar, in the city, overflow of sewage from manholes is a big nuisance and they seek a permanent solution for this longstanding menace. Even for a drizzling, the manholes supposed to drain the rain water fail to act and the water remains stagnant for several days in these areas. RESIDENTS’ TONE

Chennai dramatist S V Sahasranamam remembered

Chennai: Thanks to the sustained efforts of some committed people, Tamil drama stage survived through the difficult ’50s and ’60s. S V Sahasranamam was one in the vanguard of Tamil stage plays.  With his unrelenting sincerity, he brought a lot respect to them. Seva Stage, founded and run by Sahasranamam in those days, developed many young artistes like Gemini Ganesan, Muthuraman and served as a platform for legendary actors like